Brent Knoll Arts Festival
Calling all parents, we need your help!!!!!!!!
Jack Petchey Award
Leanne has taken part in our sing and sign Makaton choir. The Makaton choir uses Makaton sign language alongside the singing of songs so that it can be enjoyed by young people with communication difficulties. As well as being a regular attender at Friday sessions Leanne has performed in front of a large audience at The Catford Broadway Theatre boosting her confidence and making us all at the school very proud.
Just a quick note to let Year 9 Parents know that everyone is well and arrived safely yesterday.
Parent Support Group
Jeannette Coyle will be holding the next meeting on Wednesday 7th June at 1.30pm until 3.00pm. Julie from Lewisham Contact-a-Family and Sue from Lewisham Parent Forum will be in to talk about support available to parents/carers in Lewisham.
Brent Knoll Parent Forum
Just a reminder that the Brent Knoll Parent Forum will be held on 23rd May 2017 @ 1.30pm. The Parent Forum is an opportunity to discuss issues that affect parents and pupils at the school.
Just a reminder that Achievement Assembly starts at 10.00am on 30th March 2017. Parents are most welcome to come along. Thank you
Just a reminder that Parents evening is on Thursday 23rd March between 4.00pm – 6.00pm.
E-Safety is a real concern for parents and not all of us are as tech savvy as our children. There are often conversations that I have with parents and pupils at the school where social media and other electronic forms of communication are causing difficulties. With this in mind please follow the link to a course that is being run by Lewisham Council E-Safety course which may be of interest. It is an online course and so if you really struggle with technology you may need to ask your children to help you access it!! I hope it is of use. Andy Taylor
Parent Support Group meeting
Jeannette Coyle will be holding the next meeting on Wednesday 8th March at 1.30pm until 3.00pm. Our Interim Head teacher Mr Noel Gibb will also be attending.
Brent Knoll Makaton Choir
We are very excited to announce that Brent Knoll’s Makaton choir will be performing at this years Lewisham Live Event. The choir will be singing at the Broadway Theatre, Catford on Thursday 9th March 7pm. Tickets are available directly from the theatre.
Parent support group
Unfortunately tomorrows Parent Support Group meeting @13.30 – 3.00pm has had to be cancelled due to staff sickness. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. A new date will be arranged and a letter will be sent home with your child.
Parent Support group meeting
Jeannette Coyle will be holding the next meeting on Wednesday 8th February at 1.30pm until 3.00pm. Our Interim Head teacher will also be attending.
Appointment of interim Headteacher
The school governors are very pleased to announce the appointment of Noel Gibb as the interim headteacher of Brent Knoll School from January 2017 following the retirement of Jon Sharpe at the end of this term. Noel has extensive experience as an educational consultant and school leader and has a particular interest in learning disabilities and autism. Noel will begin his induction after the half term holiday working alongside the school leadership team, taking on the temporary headship from January while the governors begin the recruitment process for a permanent replacement for Jon. We look forward to welcoming Noel to Brent Knoll.
Parents Coffee Mornings
All parents and carers are invited to our new weekly coffee mornings every Wednesday from 9 – 10 am. Hosted by Emma Moore (School Home Support Practitioner) it will be an opportunity to meet other parents in an informal setting. Please feel free to drop in!
Adam Annand helps to run the fantastic Speech Bubbles drama project with children in KS1. The project has been shortlisted for the Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award and needs your vote to win! Voting is open between October 3rd and October 28th
- Online: the-sse.org/SEYA
- Text: Text ‘SEYA Adam’ to 67076 (Texting is free)
Year 11 exam success!
Congratulations to our Year 11 students who got their GCSE and Entry Level Certificate exam results recently. Over 60% of our students achieved at least 1 GCSE A*- G grade with a fantastic 87% achieving 5 or more ELC qualifications. All of our Year 11 students left with at least one vocational qualification – a great result! Well done to them all.
A big welcome back to all our children and a special welcome to our new pupils and parents. Looking forward to a great year at Brent Knoll.
Parents are currently being invited to have a tour of the new school building. Please contact the school office for details.